AKVIS Sketch is a program for conversion of photos into pencil sketches and watercolor drawings. It can make any photo look like a black-and-white or color drawing, and it can imitate the techniques of graphite or color pencils, charcoal, or watercolor painting. The program works in an entertaining way. It allows you to observe the conversion of a photo into a drawing or watercolor in real time, and even lets you interrupt the process when the required result is achieved. Its special effects can be used to create a blend of a drawing and a photo, imitate motion, or add a "time machine effect" by swirling the background. It can accentuate certain parts of an image by blurring the rest of it.
Decoration is an image decorator. It applies effects to your photoset. It has an extensive set of effects (more than 100) including color border, gradient border, round corners, drop shadow, mirror, blur, reduce noise, tint, mosaic, superpose text, rotate, zoom, crop, button, brightness, contrast, gamma, glow, bend, sharpen, change transparency, kaleidoscope, oil, emboss, bump, and edge. You can also use it to generate buttons. Images can be located on your hard disk, on a Web site, or in the clipboard, or your can create an empty one. Examples are included in the software.